Sevilla threaten legal action after AFA make contact with Jorge Sampaoli


Sevilla released a statement on Tuesday condemning the actions of the Argentina Football Association.

In the statement, the club said they consider any contact with manager Jorge Sampaoli disrespectful.

The statement comes after heavy speculation that Sampaoli could replace Edgardo Bauza, who was sacked by the AFA on Monday.

President of the AFA, Claudio Tapia, earlier this week said he was going to fly out to meet with Sampaoli – a pretty idiotic move to make in public.

Sampaoli, who only joined Sevilla last summer, won the Copa America in 2015, defeating Argentina in the final.

Legal action

Sevilla also threatened the AFA with potential legal action, saying they “will not hesitate to assert their rights” should the meeting between Sampaoli and Tapia take place.

Sampaoli is contracted to Sevilla until 30 June 2018.

Thanks to a brilliant first half to the season, Sevilla are 4th in La Liga, eight points behind Barcelona.